Africa East Africa Featured World 

Somalia surpasses 10% COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

– – Somalia has now reached the 10 percent (two doses) COVID-19 vaccination milestone, which means that the country is no longer in band of countries with least vaccination rates. The milestone is a result of continued and resilient efforts by the government and stakeholders to sustain commitment to COVID-19 vaccination amidst prevailing social economic turbulence. Somalia started COVID-19 vaccination… Read More
Africa World 

COVAX surpasses 1.5 billion COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

– – COVAX, the international coalition that is responsible for making Covid-19 vaccines accessible to countries around the world has surpassed the milestone of 1.5 billion deliveries. It has said that the COVID-19 vaccines delivered around the world had reached 1.5 billion, following a shipment of 2.26 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to Tanzania. A little over… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Covid-19: Tanzania secures 1 million vaccine doses for citizens

Tanzania’s government has announced plans to vaccinate at least 60 percent of the population against Covid-19. The country last Friday secured one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the United States through the World Health Organization’s Covax initiative. Tanzania’s Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima said priority will be given to frontline workers, the elderly and those with underlying health issues… Read More
Africa World 

EU will not share Covid-19 vaccines with poorer countries

The countries were seeking further clarification on the safety of the vaccine after reports of blood clots in some receivers. – – But the UK and European health officials say the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe. African governments though were urged not to lose faith in Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. African nations rely on the AstraZeneca jab since it is cheaper… Read More
Africa World 

Africa has no option but to keep faith with AstraZeneca jabs

– – African governments have been urged not to lose faith in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after several European countries suspended use of the jab. Two people have already died from sinus vein thrombosis, and others had to be treated in hospital after they received vaccinations with the Oxford vaccine. 13 European nations that paused the use of the vaccine expressed… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s President is first leader to take the Covax vaccine

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first global leader to take the coronavirus vaccine from Covax. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. After taking his jab, Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set the example to show you that the vaccine is safe by being the first person to… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Covid-19: Ivory Coast becomes second country to get Covax vaccines

– – Ivory Coast has become the second country after Ghana to receive coronavirus vaccines under the global vaccine-sharing programme Covax. The West African nation received 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, delivered from a plant in India. Authorities in Ivory Coast say they intend vaccinating health workers, teachers and members of the security forces from March. “Let… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana is first in Africa to receive Covid-19 vaccines under COVAX

– – Ghana on Wednesday morning took delivery of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The consignment arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital, Accra via an Emirates airline plane. The government said the doses are part of the first batch of vaccines the country is acquiring through the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana among… Read More